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Upgrade Complete!... Again

2019-09-27 1 min read Behind the scenes Hardware Network maintenance Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
Didn’t I just do a hardware upgrade? Yes I did. So what’s this about? Well, saying this first, hopefully, this is the last time I have to take the hypervisor down for really any reason. I’m also not going to be going over much of the details because I already did before , and this was, once again, more memory. Remember how last time I said I couldn’t fit everything in? Continue reading

The First Non-Apache Webserver

2019-09-14 2 min read Behind the scenes Network maintenance Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
So, I’ve finally done it… I’ve broken free of my Apache-based shackles! To this point, all tdstoragebay.com servers are running Apache httpd as the webserver, with one minor exception: plantuml.tdstoragebay.com runs Tomcat out of necessity: PlantUML is distributed as a WAR file, which requires Tomcat to deploy. That aside, this site here, teknikaldomain.me, is not running Apache. Here, we’re in the realm of the ever-famous Nginx. But Why? Simple: It’s easier, and broadening my experience. Continue reading

Adventures in HAProxy

2019-09-10 11 min read Behind the scenes Network maintenance Teknikal_Domain Unable to load comment count
For those of you that do not know, haproxy is an amazing little piece of kit that can proxy HTTP and arbitrary TCP connections. It’s also so customizeable that I’m practically using it as my main NAT to my network, and do indeed refer to it internally as the “border gateway.” With one exception (SSH, more on that later), everything that comes into the TD-StorageBay network, yes, that includes this site too, passes through that one process. Continue reading